Gateway Park, LLC
Project: Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park
Location: Worcester, MA
Architect: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Inc.
Aided by a grant from the Worcester Business Development Corporation, WPI was able to consolidate numerous departments and programs into a single location, converting a 100-year old mill building into a state-of-the-art science and research complex.
- Original 35,000 sq. ft. mill building was fully renovated and supplemented with a 90,000 sq. ft. addition, featuring wet and dry laboratories, a vivarium, MRI suites, lecture halls, a café, and administrative spaces
- Jobsite tours were conducted with WPI faculty and staff throughout construction, to encourage open communication and end-user input to design and configuration
- In-house M/E/P experts navigated the challenges of fitting research-grade mechanical systems into the framework of a historic industrial building